Brockway Glass Company Clown Salt & Pepper Shakers

Jun 12, 2023 | Museum Monday Treasures

Today’s Museum Monday treasure from the Museum of American Glass in WV is a pair of promotional salt and pepper shakers made by the Brockway Glass Company. They are in the form of clowns, screen-printed in red on the backs: “SYMBOL OF QUALITY / B / REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. / GLASS CONTAINERS.”

The Brockway Glass Company began life as the Brockway Machine Bottle Company in 1907 in Brockway, Pennsylvania. In 1964, Brockway bought several Hazel-Atlas factories from Continental Glass as part the settlement of a lawsuit, greatly expanding its manufacture of bottles and product containers. In 1988 the factory was sold to Owens-Illinois and the name changed once again to Owens-Brockway Glass Container, Inc.

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